Saturday, Mar 8, 2014
Miners Blank Grizzlies
MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners will not get a chance to defend their Frontier League championship in the postseason.
Despite being eliminated from playoff contention Sunday night, the Miners opened their final series of the season with a 1-0 shutout of Gateway Tuesday night at Rent One Park.
Blake Nation tossed his first shutout of the season, scattering eight hits along the way.
Southern Illinois' Jereme Milons appeared to have broken the scoreless tie in the fifth with an inside the park homerun, but it was called a ground rule double instead, after the umpire ruled the ball had bounced out of play and back in. Replays confirm the call was correct. Milons scored anyway when the next batter, Cannon Lester, delivered an rbi double to left.
Nation made it stand, and the Miners held on for the win.
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